Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Chinese Philosophy

Letto da: Lynn Redgrave
Durata: 2 ore e 39 min
5 out of 5 stars (1 recensione)
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Sintesi dell'editore

China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li, the proper ordering of society through rituals and ceremonies, and zhen, the proper ordering of the self through humaneness, benevolence, and love. Daoism, taught under such masters as Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi, meditates on the interdependence of opposites and teaches the path of non-resistance. Westerners are only now beginning to understand the central importance of the tradition and community emphasized in Chinese thought for over 2,000 years.

The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world's great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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  • Dusan
  • 02/11/2018

really nice and enjoyable

really nice, I wish they went more in depth with the info but overall was really well made

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  • Heny
  • 12/09/2010

Dont like the reader

The content is interesting but boy the readers are annoying. It kept changing readers in between and two of the reader have strong chinese accent. For audio book purpose, it is very hard to understand the accent unless you concentrate very hard.

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  • Jim797720
  • 16/12/2017

Superficial but ok

Best as a basic introduction to some of the important thinkers. Don’t look here for more than a cursory review

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  • Juan Calixto
  • 10/03/2015

Easy introduction to chines philosophy

Grate book, easy narrative for such a complex topic, very well explained, absolutely recommended for all the people interested in east philosophy and even martial arts

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  • David
  • 13/06/2014

A decent enough overview.

Gives the basic ideas, but nothing I've not read before in basic introductory guides. Comical and unnecessary Chinese accents for the quotes. Not bad for a less than 3 hour introduction, but not mind blowing!

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  • K
  • 13/06/2012

the pronounciation spoils the otherwise fantastic

comprehensive, learned and accesssible - but dreadful pronounciation of the chinese names! i guess lynn redgrave is trying to fake a chinese accent, which he is quite successful at, but his pronounciation of the chinese names betrays his non-chinese origin, hence we are left with a narrator who speaks neither proper chinese nor proper english. a real shame given that the script is actually very good

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